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US Foods CDL A Shuttle Truck Driver - West Haven in West Haven,

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The primary function of this position is to drive a tractor trailer to move loaded trailers containing various products (meats, produce, frozen foods, dry goods, equipment and supply) and empty trailers to and from remote dispatch sites. All functions must be completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

May also be called upon to perform duties of Backhaul Driver or Delivery Driver.


We help YOU make it! Our Shuttle Drivers make $25.00 per hour, overtime pay plus a $3,500 HIRING BONUS FOR ELIGIBLE NEW HIRES!

Perform all pre-trip responsibilities to include: checking route numbers and account numbers for all assigned deliveries, checking customer invoices of product that has been loaded, moving tractor to the loading dock to attach pre-loaded trailer and/or attach 2nd trailer with the dolly, confirming not carrying more than a total of 1,000lbs of hazardous materials and performing pre-trip safety check inspection of truck and trailer according to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

Drive loaded trailers to dispatch shuttle sites. Switch out loaded trailer with empty trailer. Hook trailers carefully making sure all connections are correct and return empty trailer to the distribution center in accordance with DOT Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Use electronic time keeping system to log in time at stop site.

Check for returns and paperwork on trailers shuttling back to the distribution center. May have to unload products from the truck with hand truck or by hand and place them in the appropriate area at the division.

Perform all post-trip responsibilities: unloading damaged goods and customer returns and completing paperwork as necessary; performing safety checks on the truck and trailer; fuel (as required by the division); unhooking and secure trailer; parking and securing tractor and hand truck; completing Department of Transportation (DOT) logs (electronic or manual as required) and company vehicle maintenance reports (DVIR) and reconciling these with the appropriate company representative as required.

Attend all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company policies.

Follow division shift times, enter days of week and hours, and continue until the work is completed within DOT HOS rules. Some Holiday, Saturday, Sunday, and overnight deliveries may be required.

Must satisfactorily complete all company mandated trainings and assessments.




Internal: Transportation Supervisors, Transportation Manager, and Transportation Administration and Fleet Maintenance personnel.



Education/Training: High School Diploma/GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) preferred for instances when driver may be called to do Delivery Driver job. Must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified. Double Endorsement License required.

Related Experience/Requirements: Minimum 1 year over the road commercial driving experience required. Experience delivering food products preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job. Must be able to perform all job functions safely. Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position. Must know/have ability to learn material safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work. Must be able to perform coupling procedures for the Tractor/Trailer. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully complete the DOT written examination for drivers and pass a controlled substance abuse screening test. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed. Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies.

No more than two convictions in the past two year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious (as defined by DOT) violation or result of an accident - company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver's license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to pass DOT physical. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to perform the following physical activities for described length of time:


FREQUENTLY: 34% - 66%

CONTINUOUSLY: 67% - 100%


  1. STAND Occasionally

  2. WALK Occasionally

  3. DRIVE Continuously

  4. Sit Continuously


  1. 1-10 lbs (Sedentary) Occasionally

  2. 10-20 lbs (Light) Occasionally

  3. 25-50 lbs (Medium) Occasionally

  4. 50-100 lbs (Heavy) Occasionally

  5. Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy) Never


  1. 1-10 lbs (Sedentary) Occasionally

  2. 10-20 lbs (Light) Occasionally

  3. 20-50 lbs (Medium) Occasionally

  4. 50-100 lbs (Heavy) Occasionally

  5. Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy) Never


  1. Push/pull Occasionally – e.g.: Hand truck, gate straps, metal ramp, truck door, dolly, boxes,

  2. Climb/balance Occasionally - e.g.: In/Out Truck/Trailer (2 vertical step 12” and 20”) to cab. On/Off ramp to ground level and side door steps (6) and Platform of trailer. Delivery and truck ramps

  3. Stoop/squat Occasionally

  4. Kneel/bend Occasionally

  5. Bend Occasionally

  6. Reach above shoulder Occasionally

  7. Grasp objects Frequently - e.g.: and truck, boxes, cartons

Continuously - Steering wheel

  1. Manipulate objects Occasionally - e.g.: Boxes, dolly, metal truck ramp, hand truck, paper work, truck gate, straps

Continuously - e.g.: Truck gear shift

  1. Twisting Occasionally

Pre-screening Questions

  1. Please indicate if you have at least one year of over-the-road driving experience. Required

  2. Do you possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License? Required

  3. Have you been disqualified or suspended from driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) under the federal DOT regulations because of a conviction for longer than 60 days within the last two years? Required

  4. Do you have more than one conviction for a moving violation in the previous two years that was "serious" (according to DOT) or the result of an accident? Required

  5. Has your driver's license been suspended for traffic or other non-moving violations in the last three years? (Do not include suspensions for insurance or overweight tickets.) required

  6. Have you ever been denied a license, permit or privilege to operate a motor vehicle? required

  7. Have you had a DUI conviction for alcohol or drugs within the last three years? Required

  8. Have you tested positive or refused a test, on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer for a DOT regulated position to which you applied for but did not obtain in the past two years? Required

  9. Are you at least 21 years of age or older? Required

  10. Are you able to meet DOT medical requirements? Required

  11. Are you able to work Sunday – Thursday evenings from start times between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and finishing whenever the work is complete but in accordance with DOT HOS rules? (Required Response Yes)

  12. Do you have a doubles endorsement? (Required Response Yes)

Application Administration

Ace Candidate

Minimum requirements for an Ace candidate are someone who meets all the required duties of the job.

When can a position be un-posted?

If posting for 1 position when the total pool of applicants reaches 50 ACE candidates or the prescreening of the total pool of potential applicants results in 35 ACE candidates. Once reaching either of these two criteria the job may be un-posted prior to the 1 week minimum.

If posting for 2 positions the total pool of applicants reaches 75 ACE candidates or the prescreening of the total pool of potential applicants results in 50 ACE candidates. Once reaching either of these two criteria the job may be un-posted prior to the 1 week minimum.

If posting for 3 or more positions the total pool of applicants reaches 125 ACE candidates or the prescreening of the total pool of potential applicants results in 60 ACE candidates. Once reaching either of these two criteria the job may be un-posted prior to the 1 week minimum.

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We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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